Wallethub has put together some data to find out which U.S. states are taking the most and least aggressive measures to fight the coronavirus. Based on factors like: tested cases per capita, state legislation on the pandemic, percentage of the population without insurance, and share of the workforce in the most affected industries.

So where does Idaho rank? Outside of Boise proper, most cities here in Idaho have not forced restaurants and bars to close. People are definitely being more cautious, you still can't find toilet paper (if you know where to get some- please tell me!!), but for the most part, a lot of things are still open.

Idaho ranked 38 down the list of all states. So we're less aggressive compared to the average.

Here are the top 10 states that are doing best so far at fighting the pandemic (check the link for more):

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Maryland
  4. New York
  5. Washington
  6. Massachusetts
  7. New Jersey
  8. Minnesota
  9. Vermont
  10. Washington, D.C.
And here are the 10 states taking the least aggressive measures so far (check the link for more):
  1. Wyoming
  2. Mississippi
  3. Texas
  4. Nevada
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Missouri
  7. Hawaii
  8. Kansas
  9. Tennessee
  10. Indiana

As more and more happens with cities closing down, states closing down, and more and more people being ordered to shelter in place, you wonder if the laws being put on other states will happen here in Boise. I know people in other cities who have been working from home for four weeks now, and my office is just finally going to partially work from home as of tomorrow.

I'm sure there will be more to change and come this week!


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